Category Archives: Globalization

Suspending Political Satire in Egypt

  Bassem Youssef’s popular Egyptian television show ‘El Bernameg’ was recently suspended for mocking the current military installed government in Egypt. Youssef hosts the popular satellite program which is modeled on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  Being one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Al Jazeera, Arab Spring, Censorship, Diplomacy, Egypt, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Globalization, Human Rights, Journalism, Media, Media Repression, Middle East | 1 Comment

Online Charm of Pope Francis

       By Violet Jiang Pope Francis is changing the way non-Catholic people like me look at the Church. Despite the fact that I go to temples and pay tribute from time to time in vacation mode, I was … Continue reading

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The Media & South Korean Public Diplomacy

(Editor’s Note: Some students in the International Media program at American University are now researching their final capstone projects. These projects will take the form of either scholarly papers, or professional and creative projects. We are posting proposals and updates … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-Cultural Communications, Culture, Films, Globalization, Music, Public Diplomacy, South Korea, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cross-Cultural Miscommunication: Jay Leno’s Joke & the Golden Temple

by Gabby LaVerghetta To make a generalization, Americans are pretty laid back when it comes to comedy. There are some lines that comedians know better than to cross, especially when it comes to race, but for the most part anything … Continue reading

Posted in Comedy, Cross-Cultural Communications, Entertainment, Globalization, India, NBC, Public Diplomacy, Sikhs, State Department, Television, U.K. Parliament, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments